Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Friendship - DT layout for Paige Evans + Silhouette

Hello crafty friends,

I'm back with a new layout I've created for the Paige Evans + Silhouette Design Team!

I decided to go with the Flower cut file (Design ID: 269071) and my favorite papers from the beautiful Pick-me-up collection!

In Silhouette Studio I designed my page: I multiplied the flowers and changed their direction so they don't all look the same. I arranged them in a circle only leaving space for a photo in the middle. Then I sent it all to my Cameo.

I always plan to back multiple cut files like these with different papers but then I always end up backing them the same way because there's too much thinking involved and my brain can't take it haha! But I do love monochromatic layouts so that's OK. I glued them down on my background paper.

I layered some tissue papers and tags behind my photo and adhered all to the background paper. I then went through all my embellishments and pulled everything out that I thought matched. I was pretty happy to find the Friendship chipboard because this picture is of me and my best friend in the whole world! We've known each other for 25 years (! Actually as you're reading this, she will be arriving to Barcelona with her twins to spend a week with us on holiday woot woot! I love her to pieces!

I added another chipboard piece and a few die cuts. I felt like this layout didn't need more! Oh, I splattered some gold ink around the page too.

I hope you like how this turned out!

Thanks for stopping by today! I wish you an awesome day!


Friday, July 13, 2018

Card inspiration - DT project for Pinkfresh Studio

Hi there friends,

I'm stopping by to share some new cards I've created for Pinkfresh Studio with gorgeous new products from the July release!

On these first two cards I've used the beautiful Fancy Floral 2 die. This is actually a layering die, when you use it together with the Fancy Floral 1 die, it creates a beautiful layered look. However on these cards I only used one panel. 

My idea was to cut this panel from different color card stocks and then doing inlay technique to add color to a white card. I'm bad at throwing away stuff so I used one of the coral panels too. I cut off some parts of that die cut and glued the remaining piece on a white A2 size top folding card base.

I added some gold splatters and a triangular piece of white vellum, which I used for my sentiment. This sentiment comes from the Bloom stamp set. I stamped this with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I added some crystals to finish off this card.

On the other card I did add color with the inlay technique. This took me ages but I think it's worth it, I love how that looks. I didn't want to cover up this background of couse, since I spent so much time on it. So I decided to only add a sentiment strip and some gold thread. This time I embossed the sentiment (from the same stamp set as before) with gold embossing powder. Some gold ink splatters and crystals and done!

On my next two cards I've used the Pretty Paisley stamp and die sets. I love the folklore feel of this stamp! First I cut a paisley shaped window in a 4.25"x5.50" white card stock. Then I put together my top folding card base: I attached a piece of grid patterned paper from the Simple & Sweet collection to my white card base.

I stamped a bunch of flowers in colors that coordinate with the Simple & Sweet collection and tucked them behind the paisley window. What I forgot to do before assembling this card was to stamp the sentiment. I'm happy it stamped at all! Finally, I added a few enamel dots in matching colors.

For my second card I stamped the paisley one time as well as two of those pretty floral pieces. Using foam adhesive I attached this piece to my A2 size top folding card base. I then stamped it again, using different colors (but all from the Simple &Sweet collection) and die cut it. For this pisley I didn't use any foam adhesive, I just glued it down as is, then trimmed off the excess.


To finish off this card, I added some enamel dots and my sentiment.

That's it for today! I hope I could inspire you in some way!

Happy crafting!


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Spellbinders Exclusive Indie collection blog hop

Hi friends,

Welcome to this month's Spellbinders blog hop! You should have arrived here from the wonderful Yoonsun's blog! This time we are focusing on the Indie Line - this collection is only available at select online stores and local independent retailers! You can find the list of retailers here. This collection is not available for purchase at the Spellbinders online store!

I've used the Shapeabilities Layered Butterfly etched dies and the Friend Expression and Die set on my cards today.

First I cut out 3 butterflies from a variety of patterned papers, then from white card stock. On the stripey background I pieced them back together with the inlay technique. On the white card I simply layered them up and glued them on a 4.25"x5.50" white card stock.

I then die cut Friend from white and purple papers and glued these on my cards. To finish off these cards I added some jewels and sequins in coordinating colors.

Simple cards but I like the way they turned out, all these colors make me happy! I hope you like them too!

Now for the fun part! Giveaway yay! There's two chances for you to win, here's how:

1. To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on the Spellbinders blog by Sunday, July 15th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post on the Spellbinders blog the following day. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

2. You can also win a $25 gift certificate to the Spellbinders shop right here on my blog! To be eligible please leave a comment on this post by Sunday, July 15th 11:59 pm EDT. Easy peasy! I will announce the winner in this blog post shortly after the giveaway closes. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes, if applicable.

***************** UPDATE!*******************
The winner from my post is Cindy Holmes! Please contact me at ASAP! Thank you X
Thank you all for your wonderful feedback, I really appreciate it! X

Your next stop is the amazing Anna Kossakovskaya!

Enjoy hopping! Thanks for stopping by today! XXX

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